Newton Reigny is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Catterlen and Catterlin.

Alternative names: Newton, Newton Rainey, Newton Regny, Newton-Rigny

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1571
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NEWTON-REGNY, or newton-Rainey, a village, a township, and a parish, in Penrith district, Cumberland. The village stands adjacent to the Penrith and Cockermouth railway, 1½ mile E of Blencow r. station, and 3 N W of Penrith; and has a post-office, of the name of Newton-Regny, under Penrith.

The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £1, 591. Pop., 141. Houses, 33. The parish contains also the township of Catterlin, and comprises 2, 414 acres. Real property, £2, 683. Pop., 253. Houses, 54. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Lonsdale.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £96. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church is ancient but good, and has a chantry chapel. Charities, £5.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

NEWTON-RIGNY, a parish, in the union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 3 miles (W. N. W.) from Penrith; containing, with the township of Catterlin, 310 inhabitants, of whom 163 are in the township of Newton-Rigny.

The parish comprises 2414a. 29p., of which 2347 acres are arable, and the remainder roads and waste; the soil is a strong clay, the surface flat, and the river Petterel flows through the grounds. The living is a vicarage; net income, £80; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of Carlisle.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census returns for Newton-Regny, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Newton-Regny, 1662-1871 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Newton-Regny (Cumberland)

Parish records, 1713-1913 Author: Hayton (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Newton-Regny, 1571-1969 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Newton-Regny (Cumberland)

The parish registers of Newton Reigny, 1571-1812 : an alphabetical index Author: Grigg, Roland; Haswell, John Francis; Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society

The registers of Newton Regny, 1571-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Newton-Regny (Cumberland); Haswell, John Francis

The registers of Newton Reigny, 1571-1812 Author: Newton Reigny, Eng. (Parish); Haswell, John Francis, 1864-; Jackson, Charles S.

Card index of the parish registers, 1813-1960, for Newton-Regny, Cumberland

Computer printout of Newton Reigny, Cumberland, England

Parish records, 1764-1921 Author: Newton-Regny (Cumberland)


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Penrith
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Allerdale
  • Poor Law Union: Penrith
  • Hundred: Leath Ward
  • Province: York

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